When you can start to feel the coolness in the air I always like to change things up a bit. It is amazing what a few small changes can do for a room. I've replaced my white spread with my darker floral one...
...then got the bright idea to use some of the burlap I have for a new dust ruffle. I didn't bother doing any sewing, just tucked it in. I figured for the amount of time it will be up this will work well enough.
Just added a small pot of yellow mums for a touch of color.
Finally I wanted to replace a picture I had hanging next to my desk area. I've been creating some memory boards/inspiration boards to sell at our Holiday Show & Sale. I decided to snag one for myself.
I covered a wooden frame with cream canvas and wrapped different types of twine around it.
It looks great on the wall and is neutral enough to change with the seasons.
My window boxes are soaking up all the much needed rain...yes Tropical Storm Lee has reached East Tennessee.
Looking out my window, this small spider catches my eye, he brings to mind that old song, The Isty Bitsy Spider. He's holding on for dear life.
I wanted to share with you one of my favorite plants in my garden...the Caster Bean Plant.
I've gotten a small plant from a fellow gardener the past few years. They tell me I'm not supposed to have it in my garden here in Tennessee. The Caster Bean Plant is poisonous and can be used to make Ricin. I'm a rebel, if I got rid of everything that is considered poisonous I wouldn't have much of a garden.
I did a little research and there is not much chance it will do any harm...and it does make a statement.
Every year I plant some blue Morning Glory seeds and hope
for an explosion of blue in my garden...
it doesn't happen.
I planted four packs of seeds this year and this is the only bloom I've seen of them.
I do, how ever, have morning glories that I didn't plant.
They just spring up in various places and wrap themselves
around what ever is handy.